Coach: Austin “Rudy” Mays
#9: 5’9 ’22 Dylan Williams (Irmo)
Starting things off, we look at a player that already has a reputation as one of the most electric prospects in the state, Dylan Williams. He’s a smart, crafty, quick point guard prospect with a tight handle and excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Williams loves to dice up his man, get downhill, and make plays from within the paint. He’s unselfish and displays nice leadership qualities on both ends of the floor. Williams is an engaged defender and rebounder that’ll only continue to get better with physical maturation. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it would make him a more physical on-ball defender. Coach Rudy on Williams: “Dylan is a quick guard that’s able to get downhill whenever he needs to and can make smart plays without the ball. He’s a coachable kid that gives effort the entire time while he’s on the floor. He plays good defense when he’s engaged but can have trouble with other guards at times.” Williams had some very impressive flashes throughout camp and should continued to be monitored as one of the premier point guards in South Carolina’s Class of 2022.
#15: 5’10 ’23 Arturo Overton (Lower Richland)
Next, we look at a player that possesses an phenomenal crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Arturo Overton. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect that simply knows how to assert himself as an efficient three-level scorer with or without the ball in his hands. Overton handles and distributes the ball quite effectively, able to operate as a primary creator for the team whenever necessary. He defends, rebounds, and does a great job of affecting all facets of the game within the flow of the team, which has allowed him to translate from a flat-out scorer to an all-around player effortlessly. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even better finisher around the basket. Coach Rudy on Overton: “Arturo is a kid that makes plays when his name is called. He can have some trouble taking care of the ball under pressure but plays hard and is very coachable. He’s able to knock down three-pointers with ease. The best thing about him is that he’s young and has tons of room for improvement. Arturo will by a top-five point guard in his class by his senior year.” Overton continues to shine as one of the young up-and-coming prospects in South Carolina
#21: 5’11 ’21 Jalen Breazeale (Dorman)
Moving onto a player that continues to be one of the quickest, sharpest floor generals in the state, Jalen Breazeale. He’s a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with a tight, crafty handle and nice passing instincts. Breazeale is exceptional at getting downhill, touching the paint, and finishing or kicking out to open teammates. He shoots the ball pretty well from the perimeter and forces the opposing defense to respect him as a spot-up threat. Breazeale positions himself properly on defense to mirror his on-ball assignment and force turnovers at a useful rate. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to play alongside another primary ball-handler with less resistance. Coach Rudy on Breazeale: “Jalen is a ball player. He has a high IQ that can break the defense down. He makes you respect his jumper and his quickness. He’s always in attack mode, active on defense but gets caught ball-watching at times. Overall, Jalen is a great athlete and, once he trusts his jumper, will be a great next level kid.” Breazeale was excellent at camp and will be a prospect for college coaches to monitor throughout his first upcoming season at Dorman.
#36: 6’0 ’22 Tory Kelly (Gray Collegiate)
Continuing onto a player that offered his team with a steady, well-rounded approach on both ends of the floor, Tory Kelly. He’s a fairly quick guard prospect with nice footwork and useful playmaking skills. Kelly scores the ball with decent efficiency from all three levels and shows his ability to play alongside another primary ball-handler on offense. He shows some excellent flashes on defense and forced multiple turnovers throughout the day. Kelly also knows how to make his presence felt quite nicely in transition. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would take his offensive game to the next level. Coach Rudy on Kelly: “Tory is a well-rounded athlete. He has good ball awareness but can be lazy on defense at times. He’s always looking to attack, a downhill guy first that isn’t really looking to shoot the jumper. Overall, Tory played hard and gave the team good minutes.” Kelly enjoyed a quality showing at camp and will be a prospect to watch progress over the coming years at Gray Collegiate.
#37: 6’0 ’20 Ty Turner (Westwood)
Next, we look at a player that really stood out with his tough, gritty, team-first approach, Ty Turner. He’s a smart, strong, aggressive two-way guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to overwhelm his assignment on both ends of the floor. Turner is a reliable ball-handler with the ability to get downhill and score efficiently from anywhere inside the arc. He utilizes his blend of length, strength, and athleticism to power through opponents and finish strong at the rim. Turner is a great defender, both on and off-ball, and forces turnovers at a fairly consistent rate. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a shooter off the dribble, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Rudy on Turner: “Ty competes and hustles at a high level. He’s able to get his shot off but would rather get downhill. He’s very athletic and loves to play defense. He makes smart plays and plays a true combo guard role.” Turner proved to be a tough, gritty two-way player throughout camp and will be poised for a very productive upcoming season at Westwood.
#94: 6’4 ’20 Harold Johnson Jr. (Cardinal Newman)
Moving onto a player that seems to exude productivity regardless of setting or supporting teammates, Harold Johnson Jr. He’s an extremely long, well-rounded wing prospect that simply knows how to consistently affect all facets of the game on both ends of the floor. Johnson is smart and athletic, which allows him to frequently get downhill and play above the rim or set up others for easy teammates. He’s a rangy defender that knows how to utilize his length to force turnovers, secure rebounds, and alter shots around the basket. Johnson makes smart decisions in transition, both with and without the ball in his hands. Next in his development process is working on his transition defense, as it would allow him to set the tone more as a defensive presence. Coach Rudy on Johnson: “Harold is a long, athletic kid that can get his hands in the gaps for a steal. He can be better on defense but is good in the open court. He’s at his best when attacking and makes smart plays when he needs to.” Johnson had a productive showing at camp and will definitely be a prospect for college coaches to keep an eye on throughout the upcoming season at Cardinal Newman.
#95: 6’4 ’20 Jaylen Green (Philip Simmons)
Continuing onto a player that was arguably the main hustle worker for this team during camp, Jaylen Green. He’s a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with quickness and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Green is a nice slasher and off-ball cutter with useful vision and the ability to finish through contact around the basket. He gives great effort on defense and did a quality job of containing his assignment throughout camp. Next in his development process is working on becoming a more consistent perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Rudy on Green: “Jaylen gives you good minutes, he leaves it all on the court. He’s a long kid that can rebound very well and is always looking for the open guy. He runs the floor well. He doesn’t look to shoot much but will get to the rim if he finds an opening.” Green did a variety of things well during camp and could be a prospect for college coaches to monitor throughout his upcoming senior campaign.
#96: 6’4 ’21 Malachy McGuirt (Rock Hill)
Next, we look at a player that was easily among the most intriguing two-way prospects on display, Malachy McGuirt. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with unselfishness and solid versatility on both ends of the floor. McGuirt possesses nice touch around the basket and is capable of posting-up smaller players or taking bigger opponents off the dribble. He plays hard, looks to make hustle plays, and knows how to make an impact without necessarily requiring offensive touches. McGuirt fights for every available rebound and can actively toggle between multiple positions on defense. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more useful ball-handler. Coach Rudy on McGuirt: “Malachy is a good clean-up guy. He can be lazy on defense at times and is more of an offensive player. He buys-in at times. Malachy is very athletic and has good touch around the rim.” McGuirt has a ton of tools and should only continue to get better during his upcoming season at Rock Hill.
#111: 6’6 ’22 Luke Bracey (Rock Hill)
Moving onto a player that was arguably the main glue-guy of this team during camp, Luke Bracey. He’s a big, strong-bodied forward prospect with a high motor and the ability to consistently affect all facets of the game on both ends of the floor. Bracey handles and passes the ball well for his size, but typically makes his presence felt as a blue-collar worker and two-way rebounder. He shoots the ball effectively for his size/position but mainly looks to set up around the basket and utilize his strength for interior buckets. Bracey displays nice defensive versatility and is able to contain three positions comfortably at the high school level. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a perimeter shooter, as it would make him a more lethal offensive threat. Coach Rudy on Bracey: “Luke is a talented kid. He can finish on post moves, knock down the jumper, and finish in traffic. He can be inactive on defense at times but is a threat in the paint. He looks to attack and has good touch around the rim.” Bracey enjoyed a productive showing at camp and could be poised for a big upcoming season at Rock Hill.
#118: 6’8 ’22 Bessanty Saragba (Trinity Byrnes)
Finishing up, we look at a player that is absolutely brimming with long-term potential, Bessanty Saragba. He’s a young, long, wiry post prospect that has truly just begun to scratch the surface of his two-way abilities. Saragba is slightly raw in terms of skill but already moves with incredible fluidity and knows how to utilize his length to disrupt the action on both ends of the floor. He plays hard, consistently fighting for rebounds, loose balls, and extra possessions however possible. Saragba handles and passes the ball well for his size and age, and already understands how to work within the flow of the team. He shows the ability to protect the rim or step out and defend in space. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll only make him a more physical presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Rudy on Saragba: “Bessanty had a mismatch on every play but didn’t necessarily look to take advantage. His presence is known in the paint and has nice touch around the rim. He can also step out an knock down the jumper.” Saragba is one of the more intriguing prospects in South Carolina and will certainly be one to watch going forward.